Water Is Life


There are only three things

women need in life:

food, water and compliments.

Chris Rock


On Earth Day, this Powerful Goddess dances with gratitude for Mother Earth’s generosity, paying homage to the source of all life: Water.

FIT’s Niki Lars turned me on to the youtube video First World Problems Read by Third World People for the charity organization WaterIsLife.com.  Haitian adults and children mouth the minor gripes and irritations that first world citizens post on Twitter–a witty role reversal calling our attention to the blessings we take for granted while many parts of world do without the most basic yet very critical comfort like clean drinking water.

Having been to places where running water is not 24/7, I still cringe when my husband runs the tap while shaving or brushing teeth, when my teen stands under the shower full blast for a half hour, when I hear about an entire reservoir being emptied of millions of gallons because a surveillance video spied a kid peeing into it.  A few decades back, who would have bet money that tap water might become captive to bottled commerce?  Maybe this is how we can begin to value what nature intended for all her creatures to freely enjoy.

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share how you’re a guardian of Mother Nature’s abundance.

Ask me for a portrait session with your loved ones when you donate to WaterIsLife.com 

Niki Lars is a founding father of the Morning Salon, a sustainability forum open to the NYC community hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology for companies who seek earth friendly solutions to their products and processes.






© Sharon Birke

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 08:34:59

    Last Friday I took a drive and was appreciating the re-vitalized green hills, mountains and the desert of So. California. I thought to myself it only took one significant rain to bring out the green from what had been brown for so long. Water is what sustains life here on earth. Here, we’re not out of the woods yet. We need much more rain and mountain snow, so in the meantime we conserve as we should always do everywhere, anyway. Thanks for sharing Sharky, as we are reminded that there are people that have none of what we consider common comforts and they are short of basic daily needs to survive. I often wonder why the world so unbalanced.

    As I opened this weeks blog and saw the first photo I recognized one of my favorite returning Goddesses. I love that first photo but all show her beauty as she poses fluidly and gracefully.



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